On the days when you want to quit, your desire to change has to be greater than your desire to remain the same.
On the days when you want to sloth through your workout, your goal of being your best self for your children will need to push you through. On the days when you want to eat all of the ice cream, you will need to think about why you started and what your end goal is. Then push through.
You have to recommit every day. Every workout. Every meal.
You do not, however, have to do it alone.
Your latest attempt does not have to be a failure.
It is not about perfection. It is about completion.
If this “fit thing” is a lifestyle you want you need to realize that there will be bumps and curves in the road. Finding a group that will navigate those challenges together will allow you to succeed together.
Back Pain and Spinal Disorders Can Limit the Amount of Exercise That You Are Able to Get
Unfortunately, not everyone is able to get the amount of exercise that they want. From spinal disorders to chronic back pain, in fact, there are times when just getting out of bed in the morning can seem like a major workout. With supervised stretching and some proven yoga techniques, however, there are ways that some people with spinal disorders can manage their pain without completely relying on high doses of pain medications.
From chiropractors to physical therapists, there are many ways that some professionals can help their clients and patients who have chronic back pain or spinal disorders. Unfortunately, there are too many people who have tried to rely on medications alone to help them manage their pain. These patients can find themselves in a dangerous cycle of relying on medications that are addictive and eventually limiting in their effectiveness. With the right combination of closely monitored exercise, however, there are some people with chronic back issues who are able to live a fairly normal life. And whether or not your doctor determines that you will eventually need some kind of surgery, it is always important to exercise to the extend that you are allowed on a regular basis.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the many times when chronic back pain limits the work that some people are able to do and the quality of life that they are able to live:
- 29% of U.S. adults with back problems believed stress was the cause of their pain, while 26% blamed weak muscles or a lack of exercise, and another 26% blamed physical labor, according to a 2017 Statista survey.
- A mong 313 people with chronic low back pain, a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than standard medical care for the same condition.
- Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. For this reason alone, it is important to follow through on the advice that your doctor provides.
- In support of the idea that there are non prescription drug ways to deal with pain, a survey of U.S. adults found that 81% believed chiropractic care could help a great deal or some with neck or back pain.
- Nearly 50% of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. As a result there are a number of doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors who provide services for these patients.
- More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, and as many as 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time
Whether you are sealing with back pain caused by stress, weak muscles, or physical labor, finding a way to get back into a regular exercise routine can be a real game changer. From morning and evening walks around the park to scheduled workouts with a licensed therapist, being mobile and active can help many people deal with what would otherwise be debilitating back pain. Finding a way to live your best life is possible if you are willing to make your health can comfort a priority and get the care that you need.